Romelu Lukaku sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho
The 24-year-old striker wants to win trophies under Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is the right coach to help the striker to end his wait to win trophies.
The Belgium international is expected to complete a move to the Red Devils pending a medical and personal terms after Manchester United announced a £75m agreement with Lukaku’s club Everton.
Premier League champions Chelsea were thought to be favourites to sign the 24-year-old striker before the Europa League winners usurped their rivals in the race to sign the proven striker.
Lukaku scored 25 times in 36 games in the Premier League but the Belgian forward finished the season without any silverware following Everton’s seventh-placed finish.
Mourinho sold the striker to Everton in a £27m deal in 2014 after the Portuguese coach informed Lukaku that he was unable to guarantee the ex-Anderlecht man regular first-team football at Chelsea.
However, Lukaku is confident that Mourinho is still the right manager to take the Belgium star to the next level.
“I think he wants to improve me, make me a better player than I am today, which is good,” Lukaku told ESPN.
“I always want to improve. I always want to work on the good stuff, but also the bad stuff.
“He knows how to make players better, and make from players winners as well. For me, I think it’s the perfect opportunity.
“I’m 24. I never won a major trophy, but I’m eager to win something and to be part of a team that wins trophies, and I think he’s the right guy to help me in that.”
Manchester United won the FA Cup and the Europa League last season but finished in sixth place in the Premier League table.